Thursday, August 4, 2011

50 / 50 screening

Based on a true story, a cautious healthy 30 something finds out he has cancer. We follow him through the stages of grief. We see how his somewhat newish girlfriend, best friend and family react to the situation. He gets help from a new psychiatrist and other cancer patients.

This is a nice little film. Its going to be marketed as a comedy when it comes out this fall. That's based on Seth Rogen as the best friend. I think if it gets butts in seats, then mission accomplished. Small dramas with moments of levity and character don't have the draw they once had. All the actors are great in this. Joseph Gordon Levitt has been one of my favorites since he did Mysterious Skin. He wanted to do stuff different than he did on 3rd Rock from the Sun. And I applaud him for it. Seth Rogen has gotten the clout he needed in Hollywood to do the same. Get stuff he likes made into movies. Anna Kendricks from Up in the Air and Scott Pilgrim is quickly becoming one of my It Girls to watch. Plus it has Matt Frewer in it. MAX HEADROOM! I love that guy.

I won't spoil the ending to tell you if he beats it or not, but being an indie drama, it could go either way, people.

Did you enjoy it?

Would you see it in theaters again?

Would you buy it?

Would you rent it?

Would you watch it if you saw it was on TV?


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